1. Extensions That Can Add £46,400 to Your Home Value

    Extensions That Can Add £46,400 to Your Home Value

    When your home starts to feel cramped with no space, should you move elsewhere or try to improve it with an extension? It’s a dilemma many homeowners face. However, research shows that an extension could be beneficial in the long-run by adding value to your home. My Tool Shed has consulted with property experts to reveal the best types of extensions to add value to your home, before uncovering ho ...

  2. Mapping the World’s Most Successful Property Moguls

    Mapping the World’s Most Successful Property Moguls

    Shopping centres, hotels and high-rise office blocks — all buildings you recognise on your daily commute or did before the lockdown had you move to a makeshift desk at home with a view of the neighbour’s back garden. As for the names and faces behind these multimillion-pound investments, they aren’t as recognisable. In what might become a bit of a life-size game of Monopoly, we look at some of t ...

  3. Simple Tips to Add up to £50k to Your Property Value

    Simple Tips to Add up to £50k to Your Property Value

    The start of 2020 has been incredibly unusual and challenging, with the majority of the UK spending a lot more time in the house than they normally would. However, there’s been a property productivity boost as a result. We’ve seen a surge in people sprucing up their homes and kickstarting a good spring clean, with the sales data of tools and paint confirming this. Tool sales shot up hundreds of p ...

  4. Decorate Your House With Colour Psychology

    Decorate Your House With Colour Psychology

    It’s a new year and a lot of people choose this time to redecorate the house and do a little bit of spring cleaning. But if you’re looking to redecorate, what colours do you choose? Well, have you ever considered colour psychology?   What Is Colour Psychology? Colour psychology is the study of hues affecting the nature of human behaviour. Sunlight, and the colours generated by it, influence hor ...

  5. Common New Build Faults And How To Spot Them

    Common New Build Faults And How To Spot Them

    Common New Build Faults And How To Spot Them Before Buying New build houses have been gaining a lot of news coverage in recent years due to being poorly built. There have been examples of new home buyers finding 100 - 400 faults on houses that cost up to £400,000 to buy, but what is the cause of this, what are the common faults found and how do house buyers prevent finding themselves with a fau ...

  6. Then & Now: 5 Evolving Cities

    Then & Now: 5 Evolving Cities

    Here at My Tool Shed, we thought we’d take a look to see how much some of the fastest-growing cities across the world have vastly evolved over the last 30 years. To highlight this, we wanted to go beyond just showing you stats and figures. As a result. we’ve created gifs that show five cities (Doha, Dubai, Las Vegas, Manama and Singapore) transforming from how they looked from the sky back in 1988 ...

  7. Earning A Living From 10 Ancient Trades

    Earning A Living From 10 Ancient Trades

    Despite the number of articles about the digitalisation of the workforce and the notion that old-school trades are dying out, if you are able to master the craft, these ancient trades are still a viable option to earn a decent living. 10 Of The Oldest Trades And Experienced Worker Salaries 1. Designer/Maker Experienced Average Salary = £50,000 Typical Hours Per Week = 40-42 Job Age = ...

  8. How Your Garden Can Add £45,000+ To Your House

    How Your Garden Can Add £45,000+ To Your House

    Research shows that sprucing up your garden can add significant value to the average price of a property, especially in urban areas, such as London. When many homeowners and potential purchasers look at houses, attention turns to how to make the most of any outdoor space properties may have. How Much Can A Garden Increase The Value Of A House? Did you know that a well-kept garden can add 20% t ...

  9. Digging Deep: 5 Amazing Underground Constructions

    Digging Deep: 5 Amazing Underground Constructions

    A hot topic in the construction industry today is whether building underground, rather than creating more above ground, is the way forward. According to various reports, it’s not that we’re running out of space, a theory that has been greatly exaggerated in the past, it’s to do with two main factors, city density and the environment. We can keep building skyscrapers and expanding our cities, but ...

  10. DeWalt FlexVolt

    DeWalt FlexVolt

    What is DeWalt FlexVolt? In 2016, DeWalt launched something completely new and ground-breaking into the cordless tool market; the 'FlexVolt' battery. Unlike their standard 18v Lithium-Ion batteries that range anywhere between 3.0Ah to 5.0Ah, the NEW FlexVolt battery is currently available as either 6.0Ah or 9.0Ah. What does this mean for the user?  Designed specifically for a new range of 'Flex ...